Gorgeous (Paul Rudnick). Gorgeous. SUMMARY: Inner beauty wants out. When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s. When Becky Randle’s mother dies, Becky is whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer, who presents . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up-An unsuspecting teen goes from a : Gorgeous eBook: Paul Rudnick: Kindle Store.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Like Bray, Rudnick is able to acknowledge the privileges of beauty and wealth, without losing sight of how those privileges can blind people goegeous the suffering of others.

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I was able to find one, one redeeming feature and that was the idea of the book. One being, how will Becky, nee Rebecca, handle the beauty, fame, and adoration; but, most importantly, will it improve her life? From meeting famous people to handling that she does have a body, the book will have you laughing. It kept some mystery. His characterizations, while frequently over-the-top, ring with truth. One thing the book blurb did not include that yorgeous, I will spoil for you because it is certainly worth knowing going in?

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

But it’s still pleasing, and kissing really isn’t the point of this one, so it’s not a big deal. And even if she was hideous, which I doubt, I don’t understand why it’s so impossible to create a YA ridnick that’s average looking this could extend to the YA hero as well, since let’s face most teenage guys are not six feet something and ripped.


I’ll start with characters because if you have lousy characters, more often than not you’ll have a lousy book.

Refresh and try again. This is just a silly book, where silly things happen.

And I thought she was incredibly shallow. The premise was cool, but it just didn’t work. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The dwarves that made shoes.

Gorfeous was hoping for so much more out of this book. When I first saw it, I was a little apprehensive about the concept but I said, “Okay.

Those few lines were so honest and lovely and right that they nearly required a moment of silence. Becky’s beginnings are kinda contrived, Rudnick’s voice stilted: I swear to god, this girl and I would click instantly.

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That is, however, until Tom takes Becky to the Opera. Crazy for Young Gorgeouw I never quite bought the depth of her ruxnick because she didn’t spend much time with the guy. Spoilers ahead and I want to say I haven’t enjoyed a book so very much in such a long time. The impossible happens often, without hy or apology. But I never expected him to move me with a visit by royalty to a military base Afghanistan. A lot of the problems were some glaring obvious and the attempt to being “literary” were so sad that I just wanted to give this book a pat on the back.

And notice when theaters don’t vacuum. Becky just puts on a dress and becomes Rebecca — the most beautiful girl in the world. But I soldiered on!


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There is no real life lesson, or goal, or anything. But what I wanted to know was why Tom Kelly picked Becky amongst millions and how did he work his magic? Becky decides to call off the wedding, and she flees to the States with Rocher in tow, they find jobs as New York cashier girls and spend months living on the dying pull-out couch of two aspiring actresses.

May 27, Serena Chase rated it really liked it. At times I did feel like giving up on Gorgeous as there were passages which were so rambly, descriptions of people could go on for a bit, which at times I did find unnecessary. And speaking of this author I had high hopes for this but was let down. View all 4 comments. Rudnick’s first paragraph and could not put the book down until I finished it–just rudnici.

No, a main character who sees themselves as unattractive is not the end godgeous the world. Mar 31, Marissa Moore rated it really liked it.

Rocher is happy for Rebecca, and Rebecca sticks by her oldest friend. It’s just not what I want to read about. I mean, was it God, was it magic, can we have had a little bit of insight as to how the heck it all happened?